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Police Log: Cigarette Struggle, Moped Mischief

Information about the following incidents was supplied by the East Greenwich Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Police Log: Cigarette Struggle, Moped Mischief

Thursday, Aug. 8

1:28 p.m. – A Main Street woman told police her car was missing and she thought her son, 19, had taken it while she was away overnight. By the time police arrived, the woman confirmed her son had taken the car and said he was returning it. She said she still wanted to press charges but after police discussed the severity of the possible charges, she had a change of heart, deciding against pressing charges. 

2:22 p.m. – Employees of Bank of America on Main Street told police a customer upset over a credit card refund issue she's been dealing with. Attempts to help the woman only made her more irate, the bank employees said. They asked that police issue the woman a no-trespass order for the branch. 

Friday, Aug. 9

12:12 a.m. – Police arrested Donald Richard Sheehan, 22, of Falcon Ridge Drive in Exeter, for driving while intoxicated and refusing to take a test to measure the level of alcohol in his blood after he was involved in a car accident on Water Street. Because he smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot watery eyes, police asked if he'd been drinking. He said he'd had a few beers at home and was now heading to Finn's Harbourside to meet up with friends. He failed a field sobriety test and was taken into custody. At the station, he refused the chemical blood alcohol test. Police gave him two separate District Court summons on the two charges and he was released.

1:25 a.m. – A Cavalier Drive resident, 19, told police someone made two crank calls to him just a few minutes earlier, telling him he owed $35 for some cocaine and that the caller was outside with a gun. The caller gave a name the resident knew from school but he told police he did not deal drugs or have any enemies. Police checked around the house and all appeared normal.

4:09 p.m. – Police had a car towed that was parked illegally on King Street at Water Street. 

10:06 p.m. – Police arrested Peter J. Hart, 34, of Pulaski Street in West Warwick, on a District Court bench warrant and for driving with a suspended license, after he was stopped by police after losing a hubcap when he hit the median while driving west on Division Street. Hart told police he hit the median after dropping his cell phone. Routine checks turned up the license violation. He was arraigned by the bail commissioner early Saturday morning and released with a District Court summons. 

Saturday, Aug. 10

12:10 a.m. – Police had a car towed that was parked illegally on King Street near Water Street. 

5:49 p.m. – Police arrested Diomedes E. Ramirez Sanchez, 20, of Broad Street in Central Falls, for receiving stolen goods after he was pulled over while driving a moped with registration active for another car on Crompton Road. Sanchez told police he'd just bought the moped but did not have any bill of sale paperwork to verify that. A check of the VIN number showed the moped was stolen out of New Bedford, Mass. Sanchez said he'd just bought the moped off Craig's List from a seller in Coventry. Police could not find a description for an item on Craig's List that matched the moped. The man who allegedly sold the moped to Sanchez showed up and told police he'd purchased it off Craig's List a few months earlier from someone in New Bedford. Sanchez told different variations of his story to different officers. He was taken into custody. Further checks turned up that Sanchez was a bail violator in a pending case from Central Falls. He was arraigned at the station on a charge of possessing stolen goods under $1,500 and released on $2,000 surety bail.

11:23 p.m. – Police had a car towed that was parked illegally on King Street.

Sunday, Aug. 11

5:58 p.m. – Police had a car towed that was parked illegaly on King Street near Water Street.

8:30 p.m. – A Cavalier Drive resident told police he'd seen what he was certain was the same small, white dog in the driveway across the street that was recently barred from that address by a court decision. He asked that the animal control officer follow up. 

Monday, Aug. 12

1:46 a.m. – Police arrested Jeffrey F. Hallinan, 49, of Main Street, for domestic assault and a bench warrant after he hit someone staying with him over a pack of cigarettes. Routine checks turned up the bench warrant. Hallinan was taken into custody, processed and taken to the ACI after a side trip to Kent Hospital because Hallinan said he didn't have the medication he's supposed to take. 

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